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Half a century ago…
We all graduated from Wah Yan College, Kowloon in 1967 as teenagers. Since then, we had gone on our separate ways to trek our own paths in life. Some of us had remained in Hong Kong while some of us had ventured overseas. Riding the waves of the Baby Boomers, we had moved from black & white to colour television, from toasters to microwave ovens, from typewriters to computers and from land lines to cellular phones. We had sought higher education and colourful careers while as the world turned, some of us had become fathers and even grandfathers. One thing for sure, whether you like it or not, we had all reached retirement age and become Senior Citizens.
It is time for us to get together again!
Our deepest condolences to his wife and son.
Anthoy Yan (甄棟荣) attended WYK from 1962~1969. He was a family physician in Australia and retired a few years ago.
He passed away Tuesday, April 18, of a sudden heart failure at his home in Sydney, Auatralia. Funeral is tentatively set for next Thursday, April 27.
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One of the highlights of this recent trip to HKG was my homecoming visit of the WYK campus. Riding the new elevator to go upstairs to the Fathers’ Quarters turned out to be a treat. Viewing from high grounds, the man-made grass football field glowed with green grandiose. Since I graduated, several flights of structures had been added onto the wing that housed the canteen. In 1967, I recall paying 75 cents for a bowl of Ngau Nam Fun. Two weeks ago, I paid $30 for a lunch box containing BBQ Duck Breast and Rice. That’s classy!
It being Photo Day and a warm, bright morning, even Fr. Harold Naylor came out of hibernation to sit with me in the sun for a cheerful chat. Fr. George Zee was busy as ever but still managed to run quietly to his appointments as he’d lost his voice. Whereas Fr. Stephen Chow had apparently borrowed some of my gray hair ever since he had assumed administrative duties of the two Wah Yans. It was not that long ago when the latter had stayed in my humble home as a house guest. Time flies.
Meeting my old classmates for dinner turned out to be great fun. Many of my buddies and I grew up in F5A Arts, F6 Arts (of which I was Class Prefect) and F7 Arts together under the direct supervision of the late Mr. Francis Kong. The experience was unique. I am earnestly looking forward to attending our 50th Graduation Reunion in November this year.
Returning home on a ten and a half hour flight seemed like a breeze. The unusual cold winter at YVR brought me back to reality. My wife, who picked me up from the airport, asked me what I would like for dinner. Still thinking of my favourite teacher, I replied: “An apple, please.”
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Larry having dinner with Li Kei Ying and family in Hong Kong. It was the occasion of Li Kei Ying's birthday.
Larry葉奕羣, David莊希敏, Joseph陳國雄, James尹冠英
It is with a heavy heart that I advise you of the passing of our dear classmate Patrick on Sunday August 21, after a brave battle with cancer. May he rest in peace.
There will be a mass at 8 pm on Sep 6 at the Holy Cross Church. Funeral will be at the same church at 10 am on Sep 7, followed by procession to Chaiwan Crematorium. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked for charity donations in Patrick’s name. The family is also organizing a bus to the crematorium followed by lunch. Those who wish to reserve seat on the bus and the lunch, please contact me and I shall assist in the sign up.
Yours very truly